About Edwards AFB, CA
Edwards Air Force Base is located 15 miles east of Rosamond in southern California. It is the home of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, as well as NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center. Edwards Air Force Base was built in 1933 and has been in use ever since.
Formerly known as Muroc Air Force Base, Edwards was renamed in honor of World War II pilot Captain Glen Edwards. Numerous notable events have taken place at Edwards Air Force Base, such as Chuck Yeager's sound barrier breaking Bell X-1 flight, and planes from Edwards have been used to do flyovers at sporting events such as the Super Bowl and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Edwards Air Force Base had a population of just over 2,000 people as of the 2010 Census, and the grounds cover 470 square miles that encompass both the Rogers and Rosamund dry lakes.